Snowbowl definatly lacks in a lot of areas but makes up in others. Due to it only having 3 lifts, 4 if you include a tow rope for the kids, it gets crowded, but mostly just on weekends because of the phoenix crowd.
I have a countless days were it has dumped during the week, which usually means no lift lines, and some of the best tree sking. there isn't that much verticle feet so runs arent that long. probably 10 min depending if you just fly down on the groomers (lame) or go find the powder untracked areas. The hike to upperbowl is pretty short and you got a whole bowl of powder. not to many people hike it. All around ok mountain. Afterall we are in Arizona. Im a season pass holder and dont regret it.